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    ‘Best time to visit Assam’; Himanta takes a dig at oppositions

    Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at opposition leaders who are coming to Assam to help their allies ahead of the ensuing polls in the state.

    Guwahati: Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday mocked Arvind Kejriwal and Priyanka Gandhi addressing them as visitors to the state.

    Speaking to media persons in the city, Himanta Biswa Sarma took a dig at the oppositions saying, “It is the best time to create a tourism environment in Assam as it is the only state in India where one can visit without wearing mask.”

    Referring to the recently ‘forgotten’ practice of wearing masks in Assam, unlike Delhi, Sarma said, “Today, Priyanka Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal cannot roam in Delhi without wearing masks, if not now, when will they visit Assam? There is no compulsion to wear masks here because neither the public are wearing nor you guys (reporters), even I am not wearing any mask.”

    “In Delhi they will have to worry about coronavirus but in Assam they are fee to visit places,” Sarma further said.

    The minister also welcomed Kejriwal with folded hands and invited him to visit places such as Kamakhya Temple, Majuli, the mighty Brahmaputra and other such places of scenic beauty in Assam.

    While the Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has arrived in Assam for election campaign, Arvind Kejriwal has supposedly thrown his support behind AJP and Raijor Dal.

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